Join us June 7 – 9 in celebrating Lunenburg’s birthday!

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Once again this year, various groups, businesses and organizations are hosting events and offering specials and discounts to help mark the Town's 266th birthday. Local residents and visitors alike are encouraged to take some time to enjoy all that our beautiful town has to offer. The actual birthday is June 7 but most activities will take place the following weekend.

Restaurants and retail shops will have specials on over the weekend – look for 'Be a Tourist' posters. A map of locations for some of the weekend's activities is available here. Connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.

Friday June 7

Mikiz Pitt Stop RETAIL
10% Off Detailing Packages

103 Victoria Road

07:00AM - 5:00PM

10% off all interior and exterior car detailing packages booked.

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Lunenburg Circle K RETAIL
Free Hot Beverages

150 Victoria Road

07:00AM - 11:59PM

Free hot beverages, any size, including coffee (house blend & dark roast), tea, hot chocolate, latte, mochaccino, cappuccino, and espresso.

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Dockside Lobster and Seafood Restaurant RETAIL
Free Dessert with Entre Order

84 Montague Street

8:00AM - 8:00PM

Free dessert with your entre order and our desserts are scrumptious and homemade.

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Stan's Dad and Lad Shop Ltd. RETAIL
In-Store Specials all weekend

250 Lincoln Street

9:00AM - 5:00PM

We will have Flash Sales all weekend long. FB Page we will post things as they are on sale.

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EmOcean Wellness Centre RETAIL
Draw for Gift Card and Sale on Retail Items

296 Lincoln Street

9:00AM - 6:00PM

"We're offering a chance to win a $50 emOcean Gift Card, as well as 25% off all retail items."

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Captain's Bell Bed & Breakfast RETAIL
Stay Two Nights and Receive 10% Off the Second Night

289 Pelham Street

All Day

Stay two nights at this charming b and b and you get 10% off your second night.

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Halifax and South Western Railway Museum
Open House

11188 Hwy 3, Lunenburg

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum will be open for free admission. All Aboard!

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Comfort & Joy/Artisan Nova Scotia RETAIL
Lunenburg Birthday Weekend

248 Lincoln Street

10:00AM - 8:00PM

"We are featuring a new 'store-within-a-store' with our 'Quilt Store.' We have a special exhibition of art (private collection and items for sale in our Old Town Gallery) plus our clearance department, a new selection of planters of all sizes, colours; new casual summer dresses in a rainbow of colour, and never-before artists being showcased."

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St John's Anglican Church
Guided Tours

64 Townsend Street

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Guided tours of the second oldest Anglican church in Canada.

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Just Breathe Clothing & Shoes RETAIL
266th Birthday Celebration

3 King Street, upstairs

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Shoe shaped birthday cupcakes and beverages. Enter to win $50 gift certificate. Tax free.

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Dots & Loops RETAIL
Draw for Gift Card

183 Lincoln Street

10:00AM - 5:00PM

For every $20 spent before tax, you get an entry to win a gift card for $200. A fun shop, carrying curated gifts and goods from Canada and around the world.

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Lunenburg Community Consignment RETAIL
Birthday Special

119 Pelham Street

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Enter to win a $25 gift certificate.

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Lexicon Books RETAIL
10% Off All Books

125 Montague Street

10:00AM - 5:00PM

"Lexicon Books will offer you 10% off of all of their books to celebrate Lunenburg's Birthday."

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Knaut-Rhuland House Museum
Season Opening

125 Pelham Street

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Officially opening for the season with a Founding Families Tea. Come take a guided tour, enjoy some cookies and punch and celebrate the founding of Lunenburg! Free Admission all weekend!

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Town of Lunenburg
Heritage Recognition Awards & Birthday Cake!

Heritage Bandstand

12:00PM

Enjoy Birthday Cake at the Heritage Bandstand and presentations will be made to honour recipients of the Heritage Recognition Awards.

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Lunenburg Chill Dairy & Grill RETAIL
Free Ice Cream with Purchase of Any Combo

103 Victoria Road

12:00PM to 8:00PM

Free ice cream with the purchase of any combo.

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The Lunenburg Makery RETAIL
Buy One Get One Half Off

230 Lincoln Street

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Buy one Lunenburg Makery kit and get the second one (of equal or lesser value) for 50% off.

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Town of Lunenburg
Community Walk

Starts at the Heritage Bandstand

12:45PM

Enjoy a community walk along the waterfront and through Town with Mayor Rachel Bailey.

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Saturday June 8

Lunenburg Circle K RETAIL
Free Hot Beverages

150 Victoria Road

12:01AM to 11:59PM

Free hot beverages, any size, including coffee (house blend & dark roast), tea, hot chocolate, latte, mochaccino, cappuccino, and espresso.

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Mikiz Pitt Stop RETAIL
10 % Off Detailing Packages

103 Victoria Road

07:00AM - 5:00PM

10% off all interior and exterior car detailing packages booked.

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Dockside Lobster and Seafood Restaurant RETAIL
Free Dessert with Entre Order

84 Montague Street

8:00AM - 8:00PM

Free dessert with your entre order and our desserts are scrumptious and homemade.

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Canadian Dory Racing Association
Elimination Races

Adams & Knickle Wharf, Lunenburg Waterfront

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Head to the waterfront and cheer on the rowers.

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Lunenburg Art Gallery
Painting and Sculpture Demonstrations, light refreshments

194b Lincoln Street

All day

Painting and sculpture demonstrations.

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Stan's Dad and Lad Shop Ltd RETAIL
In-Store Specials All Weekend

250 Lincoln St.

9:00AM - 5:00 PM

We will have Flash Sales all weekend long. FB Page we will post things as they are on sale.

More Info

Captain's Bell Bed & Breakfast RETAIL
Stay Two Nights and Receive 10% Off the Second Night

289 Pelham Street

All Day

Stay two nights at this charming b and b and you get 10% off your second night.

More Info

EmOcean Wellness Centre RETAIL
Draw for Gift Card and Sale on Retail Items

296 Lincoln Street

9:00AM - 5:00PM

"We're offering a chance to win a $50 emOcean Gift Card, as well as 25% off all retail items."

More Info

Trot in Time Buggy Rides
Ballot Draw

Bluenose Drive

All day

Buggy tours will be running from the waterfront all day. Stop by and fill out a ballot for a free Family Package buggy tour (two adults and two children). Value of $90. No purchase necessary, just drop by. Draw will take place on Sunday afternoon.

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Pleasant Paddling
Half price rentals

245 The Point Road, Blue Rocks

9:30AM - 5:30PM

Come have a lovely kayak in the ocean.

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Lunenburg Heritage Society
Heritage House Tours - A Walk Through Time

Begins at Lunenburg Academy, 97 Kaulbach Street

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Celebrate Lunenburg's architecture through the ages, old and new. Tour takes place 10 am-4pm and begins at the Lunenburg Academy (97 Kaulbach St). Tickets: $25 advance / $30 at the door. Available at Shop on the Corner and online: tinyurl.com/LHHT2019

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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Open House

68 Bluenose Drive

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Open House, featuring FREE Admission, activities from 10-4, live music, face painting, introduction to Stormy Seas refresh, Sue Rogers Art exhibit, new Rug Hooking exhibit , Salt Store Gift shop promotions, Bluenose Coastal Action will be here with an Oceans Day focus, South Shore Public Library will be presenting a virtual reality experience, and more!

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Su Rogers Art Show
Seaward Lives: Coastal Women in the Fishery

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Seaward Lives: Coastal Women in the Fishery. Art display by local artist Su Rogers.

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Lunenburg Public Library
Library Open

Lunenburg Academy, 97 Kaulbach Street

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Check out the library and get your free library card.

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The Swan Gallery
Showcasing Four New Artists

166 Lincoln Street

10:00AM - 6:00PM

The Swan, started last year by internationally recognized figurative artist Kate Church, master ceramist Bradley Wiseman and watercolour artist Gale Armstrong, has added four new artists to become the Swan Collective. You are invited to meet the newest members of the gallery at the opening show. The new works range in style and subject, including abstracts, sculpture, and contemporary works, some with a social theme, some whimsical, by Siovhon Morgan, Merrill Heubach, Miro Davis and Krystle Retieffe.

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Just Breathe Clothing and Shoes
266 Birthday Celebration

3 King Street, up the stairs

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Explore your past and future. Emma Cardinal - Intuitive Healer, will offer tarot readings, crystal readings, chairparlance and advanced tuition. Just Breather Clothing and Shoes will treat you to a free reading from 2 to 3 pm. Emma will do readings from 11 to 2 and 3 to 5:30 for $20. Enter to win a $50 gift certificate. Tax free.

My Home Mercantile RETAIL
Lunenburg Grand Opening

110 Montague Street

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Come celebrate the grand opening of Lunenburg's newest shop, My Home Mercantile, by the sea. This Canadiana gift shop celebrates local makers & creators as well as their own popular HOME clothing line, all made right in Nova Scotia. During the grand opening the entire shop will be tax free, there will be sweet eats, as well as fun giveaways all day!

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Halifax and South Western Railway Museum
Open House

11188 Hwy 3, Lunenburg

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum will be open for free admission. All Aboard!

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NSCAD Lunenburg Community Residency
Open House

42 Duke Street

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Come to the NSCAD Lunenburg Community Residency! Our three artist in residence, Ursula Handleigh, Gillian Maradyn-Jowsey, and Jayme Spinks, will have their doors open to the community and invite you to stop by to say hello and see what they've been up to this year. They will be working away, and are happy to chat about their work and time in Lunenburg!

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Coastal Action Foundation
World Oceans Day in Lunenburg – Shoreline Clean Up

Meet at 37 Tannery Road

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Come and celebrate World Oceans Day with Coastal Action Foundation. We will lead a shoreline cleanup starting from 37 Tanner Road.

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Dots & Loops RETAIL
Draw for Gift Card

183 Lincoln Street

10:00AM - 5:00PM

For every $20 spent before tax, you get an entry to win a gift card for $200. A fun shop, carrying curated gifts and goods from Canada and around the world.

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Lexicon Books RETAIL
10% Off All Books

125 Montague Street

10:00AM - 5:00PM

"Lexicon Books will offer you 10% off of all of their books to celebrate Lunenburg's Birthday."

More Info

Comfort & Joy/ARTISAN NOVA SCOTA RETAIL
Lunenburg Birthday Weekend

248 Lincoln Street

10:00AM to 8:00PM

"We are featuring a new 'store-within-a-store' with our 'Quilt Store.' We have a special exhibition of art (private collection and items for sale in our Old Town Gallery) plus our clearance department, a new selection of planters of all sizes, colours; new casual summer dresses in a rainbow of colour, and never-before artists being showcased."

More Info

Lunenburg Community Consignment RETAIL
Birthday Special

119 Pelham Street

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Enter to win a $25 gift certificate.

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Power House Art Gallery
New works by Lynn Misner and Stephen Ernst

129 Lincoln Street

10:00AM - 6:00PM

New works by Lynn Misner and Stephen Ernst. The gallery is also part of the Heritage House Tour, so visitors will be able to view historical elements of 129 Lincoln Street.

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The Hat Junkie
Straw Hat Making Demonstration

111 Lawrence Street

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Anna will be demonstrating how to make a straw hat on an antique straw braid sewing machine.

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Central United Church
Open for Visitors

136 Cumberland Street

10:00AM - 4:00PM

The church will be open to visitors and guides will be on hand.

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St John's Anglican Church
Guided Tours

64 Townsend Street

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Guided tours of the second oldest Anglican church in Canada.

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Lunenburg Art Map
Launch & Tour

Various Locations

10:00AM - 6:00PM

The Lunenburg Art Map is launching it's 2019 curated guide to visual art and fine craft throughout the Town Of Lunenburg. The 2019 Lunenburg Art Map boasts 25 artists and venues including professional working artist's studios and galleries. Each venue on the map will be open to the public and offering exhibition opening receptions, refreshments or demonstrations. The Lunenburg Art Map will guide you to all of these galleries and studios. This is a great opportunity to visit the studios that are usually open by appointment and meet Lunenburg's visual arts community. The Lunenburg Art Map was founded in 2005 as part of the Art Gallery Association Of Lunenburg. The mandate of AGAL has been to promote and establish a community of professional artists and galleries in Lunenburg.

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Peer Gallery
New Exhibit of Member Artists with Light Refreshments

167 Lincoln Street

10:30AM - 5:30PM

Our member artists have a new exhibit to show you in celebration of the Town's birthday and the new season.

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Lexicon Books RETAIL
10% Off All Books

125 Montague Street

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Lexicon Books will offer you 10% off of all of their books to celebrate Lunenburg's Birthday.

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The Lunenburg Makery RETAIL
Buy One Get One Half Off

230 Lincoln Street

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Buy one Lunenburg Makery kit and get the second one (of equal or lesser value) for 50% off.

More Info

Lunenburg Chill Dairy & Grill RETAIL
Free Ice Cream with Purchase of Any Combo

103 Victoria Road

12:00PM - 8:00PM

Free ice cream with the purchase of any combo.

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St Andrews Presbyterian Church
Open House

111 Townsend Street

12:00PM - 4:00PM

The church will be open for visitors.

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Canadian Dory Racing Association
Try out Rowing a Dory

Adams & Knickle Wharf, Lunenburg Waterfront

12:00PM - 2:00PM

Head to the waterfront to try out rowing a dory, or having your picture taken with one.

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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
Open House

65 Fox Street

12:00PM - 4PM

The church will be open to visitors.

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St Norbert's Roman Catholic Church
Open House

121 York Street

12:00PM - 4:00PM

Open house for the church.

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Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society
Opera House Open House

290 Lincoln Street

1:00PM - 4:00PM

Music in the concert hall throughout the afternoon and tours of the building on the half hour.

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Ironworks Distillery
Free Tours

2 Kempt Street

1:00PM - 3:00PM

Ironworks Distillery will be offering free tours of their facility. Please call ahead to book your tour 902-640-2424.

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Coastal Action Foundation
World Oceans Day in Lunenburg

Lunenburg Waterfront

1:00PM - 4:00PM

Come and celebrate World Oceans Day with Coastal Action Foundation at the Fisheries Museum for more ocean fun. This family friendly event will have activities for all ages, including an intertidal touch tank, pirate themed scavenger hunt, DIY repurposed t-shirt bags and more! There will also be live music and a participatory art installation with marine debris led by Jennifer MacLatchey. There will even be prizes from local businesses! Hope to see you there!

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Lunenburg School of the Arts
Ceramics Studio Show & Sell in support of Second Story Women's Centre

155 Montague Street

1:00 pm - 5:00PM

Fabulous hand thrown and hand painted bowls will be on sale for $35.00 in support of the Second Story Women's Centre.

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South Shore Genealogical Society
Open House

Lunenburg Academy, Room 203

1:00PM - 4:00PM

SSGS invites you to their Research Centre at the Lunenburg Academy. Have a look at the hundreds of family histories and genealogies. Maybe you can find some info on your ancestors. Everyone welcome!

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St John's Anglican Church
Special Guided Tour of the Archives

64 Townsend Street – Downstairs Interpretive Centre

1:00PM - 3:00PM

Meet with a heritage representative in the Interpretive Centre.

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Dory Mates Seafood Shop
Oyster Shucking Demo

139 Montague Street

2:00PM - 3:30PM

Come celebrate Lunenburg's Birthday and our first year of business by learning how to shuck you own oyster and sample with your favourite toppings for $1.50.

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Nova Terra Cotta Studio and Gallery
Opening Reception

10 Dufferin St

3:00PM - 6:00PM

Opening reception for 'The Necessity of Beauty'. Paintings by Heather Sayeau, Scott MacLeod and Pottery by Joan Bruneau

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Sunday June 9

Lunenburg Circle K RETAIL
Free Hot Beverages

150 Victoria Road

12:01AM to 11:59PM

Free hot beverages, any size, including coffee (house blend & dark roast), tea, hot chocolate, latte, mochaccino, cappuccino, and espresso.

More Info

Mikiz Pitt Stop RETAIL
10 % Off Detailing Packages

103 Victoria Road

07:00AM to 5:00PM

10% off all interior and exterior car detailing packages booked.

More Info

Dockside Lobster and Seafood Restaurant RETAIL
Free Dessert with Entre Order

84 Montague Street

8:00AM to 8:00PM

Free dessert with your entre order and our desserts are scrumptious and homemade.

More Info

Captain's Bell Bed & Breakfast RETAIL
Stay Two Nights and Receive 10% Off the Second Night

289 Pelham Street

All Day

Stay two nights at this charming b and b and you get 10% off your second night.

More Info

Trot in Time Buggy Rides
Ballot Draw

Bluenose Drive

All day

Buggy tours will be running from the waterfront all day. Stop by and fill out a ballot for a free Family Package buggy tour (two adults and two children). Value of $90. No purchase necessary, just drop by. Draw will take place on Sunday afternoon.

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Lunenburg Walking Tours
Essential Lunenburg Tour

Flagpole at Lunenburg Academy Grounds

10:00AM

Lunenburg Walking Tours is offering the Essential Lunenburg Tour for $10 per person. Book online.

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Su Rogers Art Show
Seaward Lives: Coastal Women in the Fishery

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Seaward Lives: Coastal Women in the Fishery. Art display by local artist Su Rogers.

More Info

Peer Gallery
New Exhibit of Member Artists with Light Refreshments

167 Lincoln Street

10:30AM - 5:30PM

Our member artists have a new exhibit to show you in celebration of the Town's birthday and the new season.

More Info

St John's Anglican Church
Guided Tours

64 Townsend Street

12:00PM - 4:00PM

Guided tours of the second oldest Anglican church in Canada.

More Info

Lunenburg Public Library
Library Open

Lunenburg Academy, 97 Kaulbach Street

12:00PM - 4:00PM

Check out the library and get your free library card.

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Stan's Dad and Lad Shop Ltd. RETAIL
In-Store Specials All Weekend

250 Lincoln St

12:00PM - 5:00PM

We will have Flash Sales all weekend long. FB Page we will post things as they are on sale.

More Info

Lunenburg Chill Dairy & Grill RETAIL
Free Ice Cream with Purchase of Any Combo

103 Victoria Road

12:00PM - 8:00PM

Free ice cream with the purchase of any combo.

More Info

Dots & Loops RETAIL
Draw for Gift Card

183 Lincoln Street

12:00PM - 5:00PM

For every $20 spent before tax, you get an entry to win a gift card for $200. A fun shop, carrying curated gifts and goods from Canada and around the world.

More Info

Just Breathe Clothing & Shoes RETAIL
266th Birthday Celebration

3 King Street, upstairs

12:00PM - 4:00PM

Enter to win $50 gift certificate. Tax free.

Central United Church
Open for Visitors

136 Cumberland Street

1:00PM - 4:00PM

The church will be open to visitors and guides will be on hand.

More Info

Halifax and South Western Railway Museum
Open House

11188 Hwy 3, Lunenburg

1:00PM - 5:00PM

Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum will be open for free admission. All Aboard!

More Info

South Shore Genealogical Society
Third Annual Dr Terrence Punch Legacy Lecture

Lunenburg Academy, Third Floor (LAMP) Auditorium

2:00PM

Archivist, David Mawhinney will present A Tale of Two Brothers – Spies, business leaders, academics, historians and long term Lunenburg residents. All are welcome to attend.

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Dory Mates – Seafood Shop
Oyster Shucking Demo

139 Montague Street

2:00PM - 3:30PM

Come celebrate Lunenburg's Birthday and our first year of business by learning how to shuck you own oyster and sample with your favourite toppings for $1.50.

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Lunenburg Walking Tours
Haunted Lunenburg Tour

15 King Street, Mariner King Inn

8:30PM

Lunenburg Walking Tours is offering the Haunted Lunenburg Tour for $10 per person. Book online.

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